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Arts center hosts juried Western art and literary show
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The Bowen Center for the Arts is hosting a Western art and literary show from March 10 to April 21. Pictured is an entry by John Seibel entitled Endurance for the Round Up show. - photo by For the Dawson County News

The Bowen Center for the Arts is holding its Round Up Western Art & Literary Show March 10 through April 21, 2017.

This is a juried event with art jurist Anita Elder of Dahlonega and literary jurist Melody Scott of Dawsonville on hand with some arresting details.

For the opening, everyone is invited to head over to the "Bowen Ranch" March 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. for the Hoedown. The "Sheriff" and "Posse" will be there handing out $1,500 in rewards for the best artists and the best writers.

This juried event includes 34 artists and seven writers who submitted their entries with a Western, Southwest, pioneer, farm or ranch theme.

Submissions include those from Johnnie Bennett, Fay Bohlayer, Kimberly Boim, Cheri Burchard, Michelle Grabowski, Kathy Proto, John Seibel and Jo West, all of Dawsonville; Jack Anthony, Peggy Cozart, Phyllis Ellis, Joyce Fox, Ginny Greenwood, Oscar Rayneri and Paul Schiemer, all of Dahlonega; James Henderson, Jim Perkins and Cynthia Todd, all of Gainesville; Sally Evans and Bob Kelley of Canton; from, Susie Burch, Rosie Coleman and Rosemary Segreti, all of Athens; Patricia Ann Calderone and Heather Leigh Johnson of Dillard; Carol Moore Demme of Blairsville; Janet Rodekohr of Bishop; Betty Derrick of Atlanta; Katie Kohutek of Marietta; Fred Dorr, Janice Edens and Robert Jorns, all of Jasper; Howie Markel, LaVonne Markel, Allen Money and Kay Money, all of Cumming; Henry Patton of Ball Ground; John Deas of Tega Cay, SC; T.C. Carter of Four Oaks, NC and Mike Slider of Dubois, WY.

Also on display will be collections, historical artifacts and photo opportunities in the old timey jail or on a buckin' bronc.

The "Bowen Ranch" (Bowen Center for the Arts) is located just north of the historic square in Dawsonville at 334 Highway 9 N. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 12 to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

All exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public.

For more information contact Ginny Greenwood at 706-216-ARTS(2787) or email or visit